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The Trainee Teacher's Guide to Academic Assignments

The Trainee Teacher's Guide to Academic Assignments

June 2019 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports trainee teachers with their written assignments.  It helps students to approach their academic writing with confidence, to fully demonstrate what they know and to 'ace' assignments!

It explains:

1.  The value and purpose of assignments - making the writing process easier and more effective from the start

2.  How to read and write academically - with practical, ‘how to’ support 

3.  How to respond to marking and feedback to improve your grades - developing your academic identity and your knowledge and performance for teaching

Teacher training is challenging.  Balancing teaching with academic work is hard work.  This book is here to help.

What are assignments for?
Getting started
Study skills
Reading academically
Constructing an argument
Writing academically
Different kinds of assignments
Using feedback

A useful wee handbook for those starting university.

Mrs Geraldine Anita Parks
Department of Education, St Mary's University College (Belfast)
June 29, 2021

This is a useful book about a really important topic. I liked the chapter contents. It would have been helpful to have a version that deals with Secondary ITE.

Dr David Cooper
Institute of Education (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
February 13, 2020

An essential reading for PGCE and Cert Ed students. Teacher Educators would also find this book very useful.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Education, North East Surrey college of technology
June 13, 2019

A very user friendly book. which was not too heavy for the students and they are able to dip into different sections easily

Mrs angela gelder
Higher Education, Leeds City College
June 11, 2019

This is a great book that justifies why student teachers need to write assignments and how they should go about doing so. It really fills a gap for my students. The book is aimed at primary teachers but is still useful for other age groups including PCET.

Mrs Nichola Evans
Education, Coleg Cambria
May 9, 2019

Such a no nonsense book - you would love students to have it in their arsenal

Mrs Eileen Mc Partland
Vocational Education, Liberties College
April 11, 2019

Excellent resource for student teachers to consider how they can develop academic skills alongside their practical training.

Miss Louise Stafford
Department of Education, Oxford Brookes University
April 10, 2019